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Parties sharply divided over higher ed, labor costs, transportation


Democrats and Republicans have offered sharply contrasting spending plans for the next fiscal year. While they share some common ground involving municipal aid and health care for the elderly and...

Pay-equity bill moves to CT Senate

Joe Cooper |

The state House of Representatives overwhelming embraced a bipartisan pay-equity bill that prevents employers from inquiring about a prospective candidate's salary history.

CT lost 2K jobs in March; unemployment rate falls slightly

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's unemployment rate slightly dropped to 4.5 percent in March, although the state lost 2,000 net jobs, according to the state Department of Labor.

Legislature moves minimum wage hike bill forward

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A major legislative committee on Tuesday narrowly passed legislation that would raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021.

States aren't waiting for Washington to require poor residents to work


President Trump and Republicans in Congress are setting the stage to make more low-income Americans work for benefits. But a growing number of states are already doing just that.

Study: Carbon trading program has $1.4B economic value

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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, produced a net economic impact of $1.4 billion for its 10 member states, including Connecticut, between 2015 and 2017, according to a new analysis...

State approves $14M to bring Infosys, 1,000 tech jobs to Hartford


The State Bond Commission approved financing Friday to provide $14 million to Infosys, an India-based information technology company developing a new training and innovation hub in Hartford as part...

Study: American workers wary of 'trickle-down' tax reform

Joe Cooper |

A new study says only a third of American workers believe they will benefit from their employers' newly reduced tax rate.

Survey: CT doc pay third-highest in U.S.

Connecticut physicians earn an average of $329,000, the third-highest salary in the country, according to the latest annual pay survey by Medscape.

Greater Hartford ranked No. 1 for physician assistants

Joe Cooper |

The Greater Hartford metro areas is the best place in the country for physician assistants to find jobs, according to a ranking by storage and moving website Sparefoot and the employment website...

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